Friday, September 17, 2010

Sept 17th- Constitution Day

Today we celebrate, as US Citizens, the US Constitution.
Next to the bible, it is the greatest document to ever grace the planet earth.
The greatest document to govern a nation and the greatest document to empower its people.

It is a document to guide the Government of what it can, and cannot do and that we the people have, outside of those government guidelines set fourth by this document , the freedom to do as we see fit, as long as it doesn't violate the laws that are adhered to the Articles and Amendments of the US Constitution.

My personal favorites articles and Amendments are:

-Article 1:Sec 9

The privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it.

No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed. No Tax or Duty shall be laid on Articles exported from any State. No Preference shall be given by any Regulation of Commerce or Revenue to the Ports of one State over those of another: nor shall Vessels bound to, or from, one State, be obliged to enter, clear, or pay Duties in another.

-Article 4: Sec 1

Full Faith and Credit shall be given in each State to the public Acts, Records, and judicial Proceedings of every other State. And the Congress may by general Laws prescribe the Manner in which such Acts, Records and Proceedings shall be proved, and the Effect thereof.

-Article 4: Sec 2

The Citizens of each State shall be entitled to all Privileges and Immunities of Citizens in the several States.

-Article 4: Sec 4

The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.

-Amendment 1:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

-Amendment 2:

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

-Amendment 4:

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

-Amendment 10: (this is a big one)

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

-Amendment 13:

1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime where of the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.
2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
-Amendment 19:
The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

-Amendment 22: (We need to extend this to congress, also)

No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once. But this Article shall not apply to any person holding the office of President, when this Article was proposed by the Congress, and shall not prevent any person who may be holding the office of President, or acting as President, during the term within which this Article becomes operative from holding the office of President or acting as President during the remainder of such term.

What is your favorite?

Side note:
Nothing on the Whitehouse website about celebrating the US Constitution Day....


Chris said...

We Tea Partiers use the Constitution ask a liberal what they use. They can't answer it. Ask a conservative what they use to understand Jesus and they will always tell you the Bible. Ask the CINO's and they will tell you that they don't use anything or they will losely use the Bible but they don't think it's the inspired word of God. Liberals are self involved and they don't want any document or Bible to tell them what is right and wrong.

Unknown said...

Of course they don't, Chris, they are liberal atheist, who try and re-write both the bible and the US constitution to, what they feel, is their true meaning.
The one thing that stands out the most with them is not only do they try to micro-manage the economy by heavy regulation, but micro dissect the US Constitution.
Sad that we have to waste the time with them having to debate a simple, easy to read and easy to understand document.

Chris said...

They are their own gods. It does amaze me how liberals think just becasuse it's in their head it must be true. They define everything and then wonder why nothing they define turnes out the way they said it would. Just look at what they said would happen when we got liberal Democrats making liberal policies in our government.